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Bottled Water Carrier Sling Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bottled Water Carrier Sling

Bottled Water Carrier Sling

I told you guys about the Kiddo going to camp this year. I have a crazy list of stuff that she has to bring. 14 of every clothing item, then shower shoes, water shoes, 3 pairs of tennis shoes, all of her volleyball stuff. I am making as much as I can (as much as she will let me). She needs a drink carrier for her water during hikes (I did not like the ones with the rubber o-ring and a carabiner – and I had fabric scraps) so I decided to make her one. (and I made one for me.) We tried them out at the Renaissance Festival last weekend and they worked great.

The pocket design is from Urban Threads

Materials:

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This is a great up cycle for old jeans and fabric scraps.

2 rectangles of fabric 10″ x 12″  (I based my measurements on a store bought water bottle and the Kiddo’s water bottle. Just measure around + 1 or 2 inches and Measure the height – an inch or so depending on where you want the top of the bag to be.)

I used Jean fabric for the outside (I recommend a sturdy fabric for the outer layer) I used a left over piece of cotton from a baby dress project. (The lining is not necessary but it add a pop of color and makes the project look finished.)

Pocket – I used a pocket from an old pair of jeans. A cargo pocket would be cool too. If you are embroidering the pocket remember Embroider First. (The pocket is not necessary either but It is nice to have to carry a snack or iPod.)

Strap – I used a belt I made out old ribbon for the Kiddo and repurposed it. You could use ribbon, belting, cording. Really and strappy material you like.

Basic sewing supplies

Step 1 The Pocket

If you choose a pocket carefully use a seam ripper to remove the pocket from the pants. I use a piece of tape to remove the little threads after snipping the seams. If you choose to embroider or use an Iron on decal do it now before you start the project.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryA.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI chose to trim the pocket and allow the edges to eventually fray with time and use. If not fold under the edges and iron

B.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin in place in the center of the outer fabric. To find the center fold both pieces in 4 and mark the center point with a pin or chalk. Then line them up. Be sure the height is the 10″ side and the width is the 12″ side.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStraight stitch in place.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBack-stitch your corners and zig zag stitch over the straight stitch for more stability.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryYou may want to back-stitch the top corners a few times to add structure so the pocket will not tear away with use.

Step 2 Outer Layer

A.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFold the Rectangle in half along the 12″ side.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStitch around the bottom and side seams. I straight stitched and then zig zag stitched (or you could serge). You want your seams to hold up really well.

B.  Square up the Bottom

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFold the corners flat and pin 1″ in.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistrySew the corners the same way as the seams and trim the excess fabric.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryNow your outer shell is ready.

Step 3 Inner layer

Do the same thing to the inner layer as the outer layer.

Step 4 The Strap

You can make the strap adjustable by adding an o-ring and a slider ring. I choose to measure it to her body. (As a cross body strap landing at her hip.)

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI layered two pieces of ribbon for her belt so I just kept them together.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI zig zag stitched down the center to hold the two pieces in place.

Step 5 Assembly

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTurn your inside shell right side out and you are ready to assemble the carrier.

A.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFind your four quarter points. Decide which of these points will hold your straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin Straps in place right sides together. Be sure not to twist the straps when placing them inside the shell.

B.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin the inner shell in place matching up the seams right sides together.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin in place at all four points. Be sure to keep the straps in place. (I leave an inch or so above the seam line to be sure I ketch the straps.)

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryMark your opening for turning.  When working with a small area you want to be sure to mark the start and stop points or opening so that you do not accidentally sew the seam closed.

C.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStitch around the top. Back stitch the beginning and end points.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBack stitch over the straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTrim the excess strap fabric.

D.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTurn out the carrier. It is a little easier to start with the straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTuck the lining inside the carrier and fold the opening in.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryE.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTop Stitch closed. I choose a 3 point Zig Zag because it is my favorite.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI went around the top twice to make sure the straps are well in place and sturdy.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Now you are ready for a day of hiking, craft fairing, or shopping.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Ready with a snack

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Drink Sling Water Bottle carrier with pocket.

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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Toiletry Roll Tutorial

Toiletry Roll Tutorial

The Kiddo is going to sports camp this summer and I have a ton of stuff to pack for her. I decided I would do a few camp tutorials this week. If you kids are anything like mine packing can be a nightmare and you know they will not come back with everything they left with. I found that if she has a place for everything she will remember everything.
Here is a great travel tote idea.
Materials:

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

1 hand towel – (A wash cloth will make a great small roll)
Ribbon – grosgrain is the most durable
Marking utensil – I started with a pencil then chalk but pinning as I went worked best with this towel color.
ruler
Basic sewing supplies
Step 1

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Lay out the towel wrong side up.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Fold towel up leaving a lip at the top of at least 2″.
Step 2

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Measure the ribbon based on the size of the towel. I choose 1 and a half-length. The long side will wrap around the roll and tie to the short side.

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Pin the ribbon in place.
Step 3

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Straight-stitch both ends be sure to back-stitch securely along the folded edge.

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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

For added security I 3 point zig zag stitched the edges.
Step 4

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Measure and place Items. You can use your items to decide your measurements.

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Or you can measure basic pocket sizes.

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I choose four 4″. Two 3″ and two 1.5″ pockets. (You can see a few of the chalk lines. They help to stitch in a straight line)
Step 5

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Stitch from top down and back-stitch top, seam and bottom of each line.

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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 6
Ready to pack.

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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

It is easy to fold and put away when not in use.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used a vanilla yellow for the embroidery of the name.

Wishing You Luck and Love,

                                                          Heather

Diaper Clutch Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Diaper Clutch Tutorial

Diaper Clutch Tutorial

Today my Dears,
We are making a diaper clutch. It is so very cute and useful. The clutch itself has a pocket to hold wipes and diapers and a wipeable side for changing baby.
The cool thing about this projects id that I used a Vinyl table-cloth for the wipeable side. repurpose, repurpose , repurpose. Continue reading

Quilted Tablet Bag Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Quilted Tablet Bag Tutorial

Quilted Tablet Bag Tutorial

A Friend gave me a tablet he no longer used. I was super excited and immediately terrified that I was going to break it. I decided to make a case for it so that I could carry it with me without worrying about scratching the screen in my monster purse. I have been tentatively learning to quilt so the thought train went something like this…. don’t scratch the screen…. padding… interfacing…. QUILTING!!!!  And the quilted tablet bag is born.

Materials
1/2 yard duck fabric
1/2 yard batting
1/2 yard lining fabric
14″ webbing (strap material)
Sewing Materials: pins, rotary cutter, grid ruler, etc.
Optional
Closure – I choose Velcro

Step 1
Measure the tablet. Be sure to add the side measurements and give enough space for sliding the tablet in and out of the bag. The first time I made one of these I used exact measurements and seam allowances and the fit was to snug. I then gave my daughter a clutch purse instead of a tablet bag.

I write everything down and make my own pattern on paper. This way I can make changes as needed on the paper and have it for future reference. I ended up changing the 11″ to 8.5 to make a better fit and it allowed me to get the pocket out on the same rectangle of fabric, but this is how the design started.


Step 2

Cut

Bag Body: 3 rectangles 22″ x 15″
Duck, Batting, and lining
Pocket pieces: 5″ x 15″
Duck and lining
Wrist: 1 14″ strip of webbing (You can make the webbing match the bag by cutting a strip of fabric twice the width of your webbing. You can use either fabric, I choose the Duck.)

Step 3

Quilting
(I only quilted one side of the bag. Next time I will add batting to both sides for the extra cushioning, or get thicker batting because I like the puffier quilt feeling.)

  1. Line up your batting and Duck layer.

  1. Place your pins. I chose 2″ apart, but you can choose whatever distance or free motion quilt it.

  1. Begin sewing your lines from Pin to pin. I choose to sew on a diagonal. Keep your 2″ spacing.

I made a little mistake here and stitches a 1 inch spacing because I had a 1 inch pin in the corners to start the second set of lines. I stitched to that pin instead of the right one.

  1. Flip the fabric and start stitching in the other direction.

Finished top

Finished bottom

Step 4

Layer you body fabric right sides together and set aside. (Do not pin because we have to add the pocket. You can omit step 5 if you would rather not have a pocket.)


Step 5

Pocket

  1. Line up the rectangles right sides together

  1. Pin. (I only pin the top)

  1. Stitch the top and bottom of the pocket and turn right side out .

  1. Iron

  1. Top stitch the top portion of the pocket. (I used a decorative stitch.)

  1. Place the pocket. Fold the body of the bag at the 8.5″ mark. The bottom of the pocket should line up with the fold in the body of the bag.

(I do not have a pic of this step because I put the pocket in upside down and had to rip the seams and readjust the pocket. Here is the final bag. to help with placement.)

Step 6
Wrist handle (You can omit this step if you do not want a handle on the bag)
1. Iron the fabric piece like you would bias tape.
Iron the fabric in half wrong sides together. Open up the fabric right side down and fold the sides in to meet the center crease. Iron the sides down.

  1. Line up the fabric and the webbing

  1. Pin together

  1. Strait stitch around the edges. I also used a decorative stitch down the center for extra hold and to make it match the stitch on the pocket.

Step 7

Pin the body of the bag. Be sure to leave an opening to turn the bag. I like to make an X with pins at the start and stop point. I will keep you from sewing the bag closed.

Step 8

Stitch

I used the foot as my guide for the seam allowance.

Step 9

Zigzag stitch (fake surge) around the bag for extra stability and don’t forget to clip your corners before turning.

Step 10
Turn out and top stitch the opening. I used a zigzag stitch. (I should have matched that stitch to the decorative stitch on the pocket and wrist handle.)

Step 11
Stitch the bottom of the pocket to the body of the bag. I used two straight stitches for stability.

Step 12

Strait stitch both sides of the bag together.
Be sure to position the handle before stitching or you will have to rip the seams and add it.

I back stitched and used the decorative stitch to add strength to the handle seam. You want this to be secure because this seam will hold the most weight.

Technically complete.

You can fold the top flap into the bag and use that as your closure.

Additions
I added a Monogram. (Because I just got the machine a few months ago and I love it.)
You can also buy the Iron on monograms.

Velcro

I used industrial strength tabs because I have an irrational fear of the tablet falling out.
You could put in any closure you want I would not choose a button. If you were to put the carrier in a book bag or lay something on top of it, the pressure could damage some tablets. If you do choose a button, select a flat thin one.

I placed 3 tabs and sewed them by stitching horizontally and vertically. If you use tabs that have a tacky glue, stick them together and place them on the flap. Remove the film from the opposite side and lower the flap. Perfect placement.

Bag complete!

If you try it out let me know or post some pics. I would love to see it.

Sending out Luck and Love.

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Here is the promised goodie box/bag that you can put your wrapped cookies in and make a great Valentine’s Day gift. My daughter likes to give her best friends goodie bags and this is a great one. It would also be wonderful for wedding or holiday take-aways.
Materials:
12″ x 12″ scrap booking paper (A stiff paper works best to hold the folds and stand up to the weight of the goodies.)
Ribbon or raffia
Ruler
Hole punch

GB Materials

Step 1
Measure 6″ in on both sides and make a mark.

GB Measure 1

GB Measure 2

Step 2
Fold your sides into the center.

GB fold to center

Step 3
Measure and mark 5″ in from both edges.

GB Measure side 1
Do the same on the other side. These are the fold marks.

GB Measure side 2

Step 4
Fold along the marked lines on both sides. this makes the bottom of the bag.

GB Fold sides up 2

GB Fold sides up

Step 5

Place your finger on the closest fold line in the center and fold that point to the outside edge and crease. This is the hardest part. The thing to remember is to create a right angle with each corner.

GB Fold box sides 1

GB Fold box sides 2
This is the right angle to make the side of the box.

GB Fold box sides 3

Do the same with all four corners.

GB Fold box sides 4

GB Fold box sides 5

This makes the sides and opening of the bag.

GB Fold box sides 6

Step 6
Match the top corners together.

GB side and top line up 2

GB side and top line up 1

Step 7
Mark 2″ in on both sides

GB Measure top 1

Step 8
Use the hole punch to punch holes through both sides of the box at each mark.

GB Measure top 2

Step 9
Thread your ribbon or raffia through one side of the box and fill with goodies.

GB Complete open

Step 10
Thread the ribbon/raffia through the other side and tie a bow. I creased the sides inward for a cleaner look.

GB Complete side view

Click here for the printable pattern

Check out the Video Tutorial on YouTube

Wishing You Luck and Love,

                                                       Heather

Hip/Belt Loop Bag Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I love this Hip Bag tutorial

I love this Hip Bag tutorial

I LOVE this hip bag. My daughter needed a way to carry her phone, money, and school necessities. She said that she wanted a hip bag or a belt bag and described a pocket with a belt loop. I went online and looked at a few pictures to see if I could make something close to what she wanted. A lot of the belt loop stuff was made to snap over the belt or hook on to the loops like a fanny pack. Many of the pictures looked to small for her needs so I made my own pattern.

I think I will make theses for Christmas gifts this year. (I like this project that much.)

Hip/Belt Loop Bag Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Materials:
A fat quarter of fabric worked for the size I needed.
1 Button
1 pack of double fold bias binding. I used a scrap piece.
Basic sewing supplies.
To make the pattern
I drew the pattern on the folded piece of fabric. If you plan to make a bunch for gifts draw the pattern on paper.
I used keys and a phone to estimate my measurements. I used a clear ruler to judge size.

Hip/Belt Loop Bag Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used a 6.5″ ruler for the base. Chalk worked great for marking on the dark fabric.

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I used a ruler (One of the Kiddo’s old school rulers) and marked 6″ up from the base. I drew a curve for the top .5″ to 1″.
This part is the strap with the button-hole.

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Use the 6.5″ ruler for the front base.

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Step 1
Cut out the pieces and pin them right sides together.

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Curve the lower/bottom edges. (It is not necessary but I think it looks better.)

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Step 2
Stitch the base with handle right sides together. Then sew the front base together the same way. Remember to leave an opening for turning.

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I used a 1/4″ seam allowance.

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Step 3
Notch the curves and trim the corners to make turning out easier.

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Step 4
Turn out the pieces and carefully press the corners and curves out. I used a chop stick to press the handle out.

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Iron the pieces flat. Turn the opening edges in and iron the seam.

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Step 5
Pin the pocket together. Make sure the top corners match up.

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Remember the pocket stays open. Do not sew.

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Sew carefully around the edge. 1/4″ to 1/8″ seam allowance.

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Iron the bag flat.

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Step 6
You have a few options at this point.
Option 1
The pocket looks great as is. You could run a zig-zag stitch around the edge to keep it secure.

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Option 2
Turn the bag seam side in and iron. Top stitch for extra security.

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Option 3
Bias Binding.
This is the option I chose.
I think the bias binding looks clean and adds a nice detail to the bag. I used a thin binding because I had a scrap in black that was long enough. I think a green binding would look great too.

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Pin and sew the binding. I sew one side then fold the binding over and sew again. I know some people who sew both sides at once.

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You can add the binding along the top. I just chose not to do it.

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Step 7
Choose your button and decide on placement.

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Sew the button-hole. I used a bright light green thread to match the polka-dots.

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Sew the button on.

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Load the pocket with your goodies and hook to your belt loop or to your purse strap.

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How to …
Decide on the belt loop and slide the strap through.

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Button in place and go.
This one is actually made for the left side. I have to make a new one to go on her right side. (I did not know that she had a particular side in mind when I made it.)
It works great on a purse handle for the stuff you do not want to dig through your purse to find. When I make one for myself I will make it just for my phone and line it with batting.

What top 3 things do you always carry?

Update:

I added a strip of Velcro to close the bag. The Kiddo was afraid her phone might fall out.

 

Wishing you Luck and Love,

Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial

Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial…

Happy Halloween!  Have I said it enough, I love this Holiday, the costumes, the treats (The tricks not so much), and the decorations. Oh, how I miss the Kiddo in her cute little costumes. She was Pooh bear one Halloween and she was precious. It’s just not the same now that she is a teenager. At least we do still get to go to my Aunt’s Halloween Party.

This year I decided to make the kids goodie bags, but not the little plastic ones, these are small drawstring flour sack bags. (Note you can buy canvas totes and iron patches on if you don’t sew.) Continue reading